Deaths in History in 1891

  • Jan 4 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • Jan 5 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
  • Jan 11 Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81

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Jan 17 George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • Jan 20 David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
  • Jan 23 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21
  • Jan 26 Nicholaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)
  • Jan 31 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71
  • Feb 10 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)
  • Feb 13 David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77

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Feb 14 William Tecumseh Sherman, American Major General in the Union Army, dies at 71

  • Mar 15 Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)
  • Mar 15 Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (b. 1819)
  • Mar 17 Napoleon JKP Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention, dies at 68

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Mar 29 Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (Pointillism), dies at 31

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • Apr 7 Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • Apr 24 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, dies at 90
  • Apr 25 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • May 4 Sherlock Holmes, "dies" at Reichenbach Falls
  • May 8 Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies
  • May 11 Edmond Becquerel, French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics (photovoltaic effect), dies at 71
  • May 16 Ion Brătianu, Romanian statesman (b. 1821)

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Jun 6 John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (1867-73 and 1878-91), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Jun 23 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist, dies at 86
  • Jul 4 Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (b. 1809)
  • Jul 31 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77
  • Aug 4 George Washington Williams, historian (History of Negro), dies at 41
  • Aug 12 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
  • Aug 22 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  • Sep 7 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)
  • Sep 9 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, dies at 84
  • Sep 18 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • Sep 27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)

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Sep 28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • Sep 30 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
  • Oct 3 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Oct 6 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • Oct 9 Johannes Tideman, theologist, dies at 83
  • Oct 11 Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland
  • Oct 15 Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  • Oct 16 Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies
  • Oct 22 Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist (b. 1846)
  • Nov 1 John A Neuhuys, painter, dies at 59

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Nov 10 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • Dec 5 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies
  • Dec 11 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies
  • Dec 17 Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition
  • Dec 17 Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo
  • Dec 29 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68